The Tennessee Regulatory Authority ("TRA") created a home energy conservation task force to review existing state conservation plans and make recommendations that will assist consumers served by natural gas companies. The task force will consider three (3) broad areas: education, diagnostics and remediation. An additional element of the task force's assignment is to recommend a research funding component to support and contribute to the efforts of worthwhile research of natural gas efficiency. The formation of the task force is the first step toward a statewide home energy conservation program within the counties served by the regulated local natural gas companies. Recommendations from the task force were presented to the TRA on November 10, 2006 and can be accessed and viewed via our active dockets index under Docket No. 06-00309. This docket also contains the written history of the Task Force and the actions that have been taken to date.
National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency
Tennessee's effort corresponds with the United States Environmental Protection Agency's effort to engage market leaders in the development of a National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency. The goal of the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency is to create a sustainable, aggressive national commitment to energy efficiency through gas and electric utilities, utility regulators and partner organizations.
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
Need help paying your bill? The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is 100% federally-funded through a grant from the Federal Department of Health and Human Services. LIHEAP provides funds to the states to help meet the utility costs of low-income eligible elderly and disabled adults.The program is administered through contracts to a network of 19 established non-profit and local government agencies experienced in providing energy assistance programs. Services are available in all 95 counties. You can apply for services by contacting a LIHEAP agency near you. Click here to find out more information on the LIHEAP program.